NYT Best Photobooks 2016 List

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Our monograph by Liz Johnson Artur was selected by the New York Times for their ‘Best Photobooks 2016’ list today! Very happy to end the year like this!

New Titles: ‘Das Neue Grab’ and ‘Unangenehme Gefühle’

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We are very happy to have two new wonderful titles out in the shops.

‘Das Neue Grab’, a collaborative project by Achim Valbracht, Till Sperrle and Jan Böttcher traces the culture of mourning after the First World War through photographs and a selection of poems. Find infos HERE

‘Unangenehme Gefühle’ documents a symposium about feelings, which took place at Acud Macht Neu in Berlin in September 2016 over two days and was organized by Sonja Cvitkovic and Megan Francis Sullivan. It combines contributions by Aisha Butt, Cornelia Kastelan, Fiona McGovern, Heike-Karin Föll, Helmut Draxler, Josephine Pryde, Kerstin Cmelka, Michaela Meise, Isabelle Fein and many more. Find infos HERE

 

Das Neue Grab Book Launch at Mies van der Rohe Haus

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We are all very happy to launch ‘Das Neue Grab’ at the Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin Weissensee on Thursday, 8. December at 7pm.

Come around, special release price on the night!

EXHIBITION: 1.-3. Person plural: wir, ihr, sie

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wir, ihr, sie is the second part of the exhibition 1.-3. Person singular/plural, curated by Anna Voswinckel at the Kunstverein Leipzig. This part was dealing with questions of identity and socialization. Family, community rituals, visual practices of affiliation and othering were being examined. The works on display were characterized by a search for breakups and bordercrossings, and a practice of participant observation and artistic research. The exhibition was on view between 20.08 and 6.9.

Johnson Artur included 13 images, which can be seen in a full installation view HERE.

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EXHIBITION: Made You Look – Dandyism and Black Masculinity

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The Photographers’ Gallery London chose 12 images of Johnson Artur’s Black Balloon Archive to include in their group exhibition this summer, curated by Ekow Eshun. Other photographer presented are Malick Sidibé, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Samuel Fosso and others. The exhibition took place between 15.7 and 25.9; find more infos: The Photographers’ Gallery

Karen McQuaid, senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, also interviewed Johnson Artur for the gallery’s Loose Associations magazine. Find the Interview HERE.

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Johnson Artur’s story on Black Russians featured on Calvert Journal

Liz Johnson Artur’s story on the lives of young black Russians has just been featured on the special issue of Calvert 22 Journal. Its all part of the ‘Red Africa’ season, which is exploring the legacy of international socialist relations with Africa in art, film, architecture and music.

The season is running at Calvert 22 Foundation, from February 4th to April 3rd, Wed-Sun 12pm-6pm, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP.

Further details at Calvert22.org

 

Liz Johnson Artur at Koenig Books

Spotted at Koenig Books at the Whitechapel Gallery. Also already available at Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery and 80 Charing Cross rd